Recently, in the lead up to the ‘Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice,’ a six-day virtual forum organized by the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) International, organizers have delivered a detailed Call to Action for climate justice to governments and financial institutions worldwide.
The Call to Action was signed by over 120 organizations representing millions of people globally, and was delivered during the UN General Assembly— and will also be presented at COP26.
As climate disasters worsen every day, climate movements around the world are increasing the pressure on governments and financial institutions to take immediate climate action.
The ‘Global Women’s Assembly for Climate Justice: Solutions from the Frontlines and the Protection and Defense of Human Rights and Nature,’ started on September 25, and comprised 20 gender-inclusive sessions over six days featuring 100 climate leaders from 40 countries.
The Assembly was designed for people to come together and demonstrate what equitable and effective climate action looks like, while building momentum for the crucial United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP26 in November in Glasgow.
Event organizers have also released a collection of frameworks and initiatives as recommendations for governments and financial institutions in the run-up to the COP as a complement to the Call to Action.